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Superior Court Welcomes New Commissioner, Kristin Schriner


Kristin Schriner Named Superior Court Commissioner

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 by Superior Court in Pima County

Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Peter W. Hochuli are pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin Schriner as a commissioner for the Superior Court in Pima County. She will fill the vacancy in Division 51/C created by the recent departure of Hon. Ken Sanders.

Said Judge Bergin, “Kristin is an extremely talented attorney who has dedicated her career to improving the lives of those around her. We are excited to have her join the Superior Court and are confident she will serve our community with honor and distinction.”

Schriner is currently an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Tucson office and is Senior Litigation Counsel in their Consumer Fraud Unit. She has also provided hearing coverage for their Protective Services Section, acting on behalf of Arizona’s Department of Child Safety.

Before joining the Attorney General’s office in 2021, Schriner had been a complex litigation attorney with Goldberg & Osborne since 2008, where she participated in numerous jury and bench trial cases, drafted and argued appellate briefs, and handled formal settlement conferences as well as private mediations. Her practice included complex, high-profile litigation, including cases involving medical malpractice, sexual assault, and products liability.

Schriner, prior to obtaining her law degree, worked as a mental health counselor with emotionally troubled adolescents and as a child development counselor with teenagers in a residential foster care treatment facility.

Earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology cum laude from Arizona State University, with minors in both Spanish and Communications, Schriner received her Juris Doctor in 2008 from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. While in law school, Schriner took first place in overall Appellate Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy in UA’s Moot Court Competition and won also the F. Britton Burns Moot Court Award.

Too, Shriner has a long advocacy background, having volunteered during law school as a Rule 38(e) intern with UA’s Domestic Violence Clinic, and more recently with two local pro bono legal assistance organizations, Step Up to Justice, and Southern Arizona’s Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Program. Schriner also sat on the Board of Directors with Arizona’s Association for Justice as well as that of the Young Lawyers Division of the Pima County Bar Association. Additionally, she has been published in various national and Arizona-based publications, and offered continuing legal education presentations to audiences both state and nationwide.

Schriner supports UA College of Law students through her involvement in the University of Arizona’s legal skills competitions, including the intramural Fegtly Moot Court Competition, has served as faculty for the advanced trial advocacy deposition workshop, and has acted as a judge for advanced trial advocacy jury selection and undergraduate mock trial competitions.

In 2006, Schriner was a summer legal intern for the Hon. Sarah Simmons (Ret.) at the Superior Court in Pima County. Judge Simmons noted, “Kristin will be a terrific commissioner. She has everything you would want in a judicial officer. She is incredibly smart, has absolute integrity, listens well, and works hard. She has a good rapport with people and common sense as well. She will be a great asset to the judiciary and to the people of Pima County.”

Schriner will join the court on July 11 and begin her tenure on the Juvenile Court bench.